Baked Ham Salad With Fresh Herb Pesto Dressing Baked Ham Salad With Fresh Herb Pesto Dressing

Baked Ham Salad With Fresh Herb Pesto Dressing

Cooking Time

cooking time
1 hour 40 minutes

Not Too Tricky Cooking Skill

cooking skill
Not too tricky


6 people


  • 1x 1.35kg lean smoked gammon joint
  • Salad leaves
  • New potatoes, boiled
  • For the Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons dark chunky marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar
  • For the Pesto Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 25g pinenuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar



Place gammon joint in a large saucepan and cover with water


Bring to the boil reduce the heat and simmer for the calculated cooking time - 20 mins per 450g plus 20 mins.


Remove joint from the pan, drain, remove the rind and score the fat into diamonds. Line baking tray with foil. Preheat the oven to , 180°C, 160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4-5.


Mix together glaze ingredients and spoon the glaze over the joint. Bake for about 10 minutes until glaze is sticky and golden.


To make dressing: Whizz together pesto ingredients in a food processor or hand blender for 1-2 minutes until combined.


Serve the gammon cut into chunky wedge slices with a large pile of salad leaves, boiled new potatoes and the fresh pesto dressing.

Additional Information

This recipe contains nuts.